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Brooklyn Funk Essentials at Nisville!

Brooklyn Funk Essentials at Nisville!

New York funky groove at Nis Fortress


One of the world’s best funk bands, the American band Brooklyn Funk Essentials, will perform in the main program of the upcoming Nisville Jazz Festival on Thursday, August 15.

The band was founded in New York in 1993 at the initiative of producer Arthur Baker and bassist Latija Kronlund, after informal jam session gigs in the studio where they joined by local musicians, poets and a DJ crew from different world destinations, so that from the very beginning, Brooklyn Funk Essentials seem like a kind of musical collective that sublimates multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism through contemporary funk expression creating a rather original sound fusion using elements of jazz, house, soul. dub, hip hop and Latin music.

After the first recordings, they very soon became a club attraction in New York, and in 1995 release the first album called “Cool and Steady and Easy” which from the start defines their eclectic musical expression and put them on the Top 1 of the Billboard charts in the Alternative R&B Album of the Year category.

This incredible debut success opens the door for them to perform in bigger halls and at festivals, and in the following years they performed on tours on all continents performing with big stars such as James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Erykah Badu, Kool & The Gang, George Banson, Underworld, Iggy & Stooges, New Power Generation, etc.

Their tracks were also used in film and TV productions for films and series The Sopranos, Starsky and Hutch, The Blacklist, Manifesto, etc.

Since 2016, Brooklyn Funk Essential has been establishing a new and concert-quality line-up, which still performs today. British house legend Alison Limerick is in position of the lead singer, a long-term member is the native Jamaican Desmond Foster – guitar and vocalist, Hux Nettermalm is on drums, and band leader and founder Lati Kronlund is on bass guitar. Keyboards are played by Kristoffer Wallman, trombone Ebba Åsman from Sweden, saxophone Loïc Gayot.

Brooklyn Funk Essential has recorded 7 studio albums over the past three decades, and last 2023, a new album called “Intuition” was released, which the band greatly promoted in concerts all over the world.

As part of the Brooklyn Funk European tour Essential will perform at the 30th Anniversary Nisville on Thursday, August 15, 2024 at Plateau of Nis Fortress.


Video “Intuition”


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